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Community invited to provide input on regional transit

Mountain Metropolitan Transit and the Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments are conducting a community meeting Aug. 28 from 4-6 p.m. at the City Administration Building, Room 102. The general public is invited to help shape the future of regional transportation in the Pikes Peak area. Input is needed to guide future planning for the… Continue Reading Community invited to provide input on regional transit

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CDOT adding new communications tools for U.S. 24

The Colorado Department of Transportation has developed new methods to help ensure the public is informed about road conditions and protocols for U.S. 24 on Ute Pass — primarily when flooding is possible but also when there are other impacts to travel. In addition to notifications via electronic sign boards, CDOT is implementing the following:  An… Continue Reading CDOT adding new communications tools for U.S. 24

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Annual event to raise funds for mental health training

AspenPointe announced the fundraising initiative for this year’s Heroes of Mental Health Luncheon will support its Mental Health First Aid training program, a need highlighted during this spring’s Mental Health Begins With Me community forums. Mental Health First Aid is a groundbreaking public education program that helps the public identify, understand and respond to signs… Continue Reading Annual event to raise funds for mental health training

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Jan Erickson wins Accolades award

Jan Erickson, founder and CEO of Janska/Clothing that Comforts, was named the 2014 Accolades Business Leader of the Year by the Southern Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce. Erickson received the award at Tuesday’s Accolades luncheon. Erickson was named by the U.S. Small Business Administration the 2013 Colorado Small Business Person of the year. On hand… Continue Reading Jan Erickson wins Accolades award

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As the U.S. Army assesses how to make inevitable post-war cuts in its budget and numbers, Colorado Springs leaders have decided not to take anything for granted about Fort Carson’s future. With less than a week remaining in a public comment period that’s part of the Army analyzing all of its installations prior to recommending… Continue Reading Business Alliance asks for local show of Fort Carson support

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First Choice Emergency Room opens in Fountain

First Choice Emergency Room opened its new Fountain facility at 7 a.m. Friday. The emergency room is located at 7890 Fountain Mesa Road and is open 24-7. “We have a beautiful facility and are looking forward to delivering the highest quality emergency medical care to Fountain and the surrounding communities,” said Dr. Chad Davis, medical… Continue Reading First Choice Emergency Room opens in Fountain

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CPI increases only .1 percent

Inflation is holding steady, according to the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics. The Consumer Price Index (CPI) of all items rose only 0.1 percent from one month ago, and 2 percent from one year ago. Economists factor the CPI by comparing prices of goods and services over a period of time –… Continue Reading CPI increases only .1 percent

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A news release from the Colorado Office of Government, Policy and Public Relations reported nonfarm payroll jobs increased 5,500 over the month from June to July to 2.4 million jobs. The data is a result of business establishments surveys. Private sector payroll jobs increased 6,000 and government jobs decreased by 500, making July the 33rd consecutive… Continue Reading Colorado sees job gains for 33 straight months

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USA Pro Challenge returns for third time

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USA Pro Challenge returns for third time

After a 2013 hiatus, the state’s largest spectator event once again is making its way through Colorado Springs next week — but don’t blink. The fourth USA Pro Challenge is welcoming back some of the world’s fastest cyclists, with Stage 4 of the seven-stage event here on Thursday afternoon, Aug. 21. The stage will start… Continue Reading USA Pro Challenge returns for third time

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Springs should embrace its ’86 cycling roots

Three years ago this week, the USA Pro Challenge brought world-class cycling back to Colorado Springs after a 25-year absence. With the global TV coverage showing many breathtaking camera views around Garden of the Gods and above the city, the Pro Challenge sprang to life in August 2011 as Colorado Springs hosted the Prologue time… Continue Reading Springs should embrace its ’86 cycling roots

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